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What actually happened to the “remnants” of Lord Kaan's thought bomb?

As a tangent (and somewhat dependent on the answer) to my earlier question, "Where on Ruusan was the Valley of the Jedi constructed in relation to the detonated thought bomb?", after the ...
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Why does Obi-Wan think requesting Senator Organa's presence at a special session of Congress is not a trap?

Mas Amedda: Senator Organa, the supreme Chancellor requests your presence at a special session of Congress. I will be there. Senator Organa: He'll be expecting you. Could be a trap. Obi-Wan: I don't ...
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Where on Ruusan was the Valley of the Jedi constructed in relation to the detonated thought bomb?

I know that the Valley of the Jedi (or Valley of the Souls) was built by the Jedi Knight, Johun Othone to memorialize the Jedi that gave their lives fighting the Sith in the Seventh Battle of Ruusan. ...
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Does Anakin really not want to be on council?

Obi-Wan: The fact of the matter is you are too close to the Chancellor. The council doesn't like it when he interferes in Jedi affairs. Anakin: I swear to you, I didn't ask to be put on the council. ...
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How can a Jedi fight without hate and anger?

Anakin and Count Dooku are battling each other: Count Dooku: I sense great fear in you, Skywalker. You have hate. You have anger. But you don't use them. How can a Jedi fight without hate and anger?
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Do in-atmosphere, above-water naval battles ever take place in Star Wars?

Do above-water ship-to-ship battles ever take place in Star Wars? We always see space-based "naval" battles and ground-based battles, but never traditional naval battles. I know that there ...
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Did Rex know that Luke and Leia were alive?

spoilers for TCW season 7 In season 7 of The Clone Wars, it is established that, not only did Rex know about Anakin and Padme, but he helped them hide their relationship. By that point in the ...
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Which Star Wars comics does this page (featuring Emperor Palpatine's throne room) come from?

Which Star Wars comic does this page (featuring the Emperor Palpatine's throne room) come from?
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Discrepancy between CIS governance and Separatist war effort [closed]

The separatists (CIS) as shown in Heroes on Both Sides, are a normal governing body that is less libertarian than the Republic and more left wing. They want to provide welfare and support to systems ...
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Where was the attacking boat?

In Return Of The Jedi, during the battle over the Sarlacc, Luke is fighting some goons with his lightsaber on the sail barge or another skiff (I can't remember). Boba Fett is standing on a skiff ...
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Is there a legends reason for Venator Class Star Destroyers having much bigger sections dedicated to hangars than Imperator Class Star Destroyers?

So I was looking through the Incredible Cross Sections book and Imperator-Class Star Destroyers have two side hangars each with two openings; one the outside and one to that big space where the ...
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Was anyone else watching Leia as she grew up?

In the aftermath of Order 66, there is a small group of remaining Jedi and senators who know the truth about who Luke and Leia are and why they must be protected. Yoda leaves in exile to Dagobah, but ...
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What are these things on the top of Palpatine's throne and what is their function?

What are these things referred to in the Emperor Palpatine throne chair? What is their function/job?
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How did Luke get his lightsaber back from Raynar Thul?

In the Unseen Queen, Luke and Han are forced to give up their weapons: Han's knuckles whitened around his blaster grip. "When Hutts ride swoops!" "We would rather have it now," ...
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Why did “Finn” defect from the First Order?

It seems really weird that Finn was kidnapped as a baby and then groomed to become a First Order soldier, and when he goes on his first (correct me if I'm wrong) combat mission, one of his buddies ...
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Why do ships fall in Star Wars? [duplicate]

I find it hard to believe that even though most, if not all, Star Wars ship battles take place out of the orbit of planets in space, why do capital ships fall if they take enough damage? In ROTJ, a ...
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What are the little flags sticking up from some helmets in Star Wars supposed to do or be?

Boba Fett and Captain Rex both have these strange flag-like things sticking up from their helmets. Are these things radio antennae? It would be strange if they were, because the Clone Troopers ...
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What stopped the lightsaber from hitting Cal and Cere?

The final showdown in the video game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has a moment when a lightsaber is about to hit Cere and Cal but the blade seems to stop short of its intended targets, as if ...
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How was the 501st legion defeated at the Battle of Endor? [closed]

So, Emperor Palpatine says during Return of The Jedi that "the shield generator is being guarded by a legion of [his] best troops", which can be inferred to mean the 501st Legion, or Vader's ...
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What does “Mackineeks” mean?

Big Boss Nass: Who's da uss-en uthers? Queen: I am Queen Amidala of the Naboo. I come before you in peace. Big Boss Nass: Naboo biggen. Yousa bringen da Mackineeks. Yousa all bombad. What does "...
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Is the hyper drive a plot hole? [duplicate]

In The Last Jedi, Vice-Admiral Holdo kamakazis' her cruiser by jumping it to hyperspace through the enemy fleet, destroying it in the process. This seems like an enormous plot hole. Why don't the ...
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Were slug throwers ever used as standard issue equipment for armies?

Slug throwers are inferior to blasters in most regards, adding the complexity of bullet ballistics that blasters don't deal with. But specialized units, improvised guerilla forces, and mercenaries ...
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How does the Targeting work in the Millenium Falcon?

I've recently rewatched the old SW movies and at this scene started to wonder how the targeting works. I can't find any logical pattern how these would work / help the ...
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Why didn't Shmi buy her freedom with the winnings from the pod race?

In The Phantom Menace, after Anakin wins the race, they sell the pod and give the money to Shmi. In Watto's words: "No pod is worth two slaves", however, clearly a pod is worth at least one ...
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Why does The Mandalorian use a telescope in some scenes?

In several scenes of season 2 of The Mandalorian, the titular character uses a tiny telescope (possibly a rifle scope?) to look at certain objects, such as a gigantic dragon which is so close there's ...
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Are there olives in the Star Wars galaxy?

In Season 3, Episode 10, "Heroes on Both Sides" of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Padme says: "...to extend an olive branch...". How are there olives in Star Wars? I know that you ...
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When did Poe and BB-8 meet?

I've read a couple comics about Poe's parents in the Rebellion, and they didn't have BB-8 then, so he's not a family droid as far as I can tell. Poe is incredibly close with him, though - do we know ...
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Why did Ben choose the name “Kylo Ren?”

There is a question similar to this on the site, but I'm asking with the new information we have from the graphic novel The Rise of Kylo Ren. We know from the movies that Kylo Ren's real name is Ben ...
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Does Ahsoka consider herself a Jedi?

spoilers for TCW season 7, Rebels, and season 2 of The Mandalorian We all know that Ahsoka leaves the Jedi order in season 5 of TCW. However, in season 7, it seems as if she's coming back - she's ...
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Why did the Separatist Government in Star Wars not have any oversight over the war effort being conducted by the Corporate Alliance on their behalf?

In Star Wars, the separatists secede from the Galactic Republic because the Republic was corrupt and neglected those systems. The Separatists wanted to have corporations not be influencing government ...
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What is the instrument used to play Ahsoka's theme when she leaves the Jedi Temple?

During the emotional moment when Ahsoka Tano leaves the Jedi order at the end of season 5 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, a variety of musical themes play, one of which is her theme, and it plays on an ...
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How large is planet Dagobah really? [duplicate]

When Luke went to look for Yoda on the planet Dagobah, he This implies Dagobah is a rather small planet. I mean, if it was as big as the Earth or Mars, I guess it would be rather unlikely to I'd say ...
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Is it ever explained why everybody seem to understand droids? [duplicate]

In Star Wars, I find it weird that droids are not speaking the common language, but instead do beep-boops. And what is weird of that is that even then everybody seems to understand perfectly what they ...
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Does Solo ever return to Corellia?

In Solo: A Star Wars Story, Han Solo speaks frequently about his desire to return to his home planet of Corellia to be with his special lady. Of course, later In current Disney canon (not Legends), ...
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How did Rex know that Palpatine was Sidious?

Palpatine's Sith identity was a closely guarded secret. Only few people knew that he was Sidious: Did Grievous know Palpatine was Sidious? Who exactly knew that Chancellor Palpatine was Darth Sidious? ...
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Why did Rex order his troops to kill Maul after receiving Order 66?

Order 66 was clear: Execute Jedi for their treason against the Republic. But, after receiving Order 66, Rex also ordered his troops to kill Maul. Why? Maul wasn't a Jedi in any way. I had asked a ...
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How did Asajj Ventress hack Savage Opress?

If you look at this video, Asajj Ventress hacked Savage Opress merely by touching his head. This is more impressive than Jedi Mind Tricks. But, how did she do it? Is this some Sith power as she was ...
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Did Palpatine have the very same powers as Darth Plagueis? [duplicate]

In the Senate, and later again in his office, chancellor Palpatine tells Anakin how Darth Plagueis taught him everything before being slain by Palpatine. Does this include the power to save lives and ...
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Who designed the Emperor's chair from “Return of the Jedi”?

I am looking for information on the designs of Emperor Palpatine's chair from Return of the Jedi (1983). There is information available about who designed the chair Palpatine uses in Episode III. I'm ...
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How much has Disney revealed about Moff Gideon?

Spoilers for The Mandalorian ahead. So, in The Mandalorian, Moff Gideon is the main antagonist, really. I'm wondering how much we know. I already know: He was an ex-ISB officer He wielded the ...
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Why does the ESB opening crawl identify Luke as a leader of the Rebellion? [duplicate]

In The Empire Strikes Back, this is part of the opening crawl: Evading the dreaded Imperial Starfleet, a group of freedom fighters led by Luke Skywalker have established a new secret base on the ...
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Why didn't Luke know about Anakin Skywalker?

In A New Hope, Luke only knows about his father from what he's heard from Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru, which isn't much. When he learns from Obi-Wan that he and Anakin were fighters in the Clone Wars, ...
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Why did this character accept the Darksaber?

spoilers for TCW, Rebels, and Mandalorian season 2 The Darksaber is established as being forged by Tarre Vizsla and then passed down through the Vizsla clan. This shows that the Darksaber can be ...
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When did Poe run spice?

In The Rise of Skywalker, it's said that Poe was a spice runner at some point in the past. When exactly was this? His parents were both original members of the Rebellion; when did he slip out to ...
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What was the original relation between Luke Skywalker and his aunt and uncle?

In the original Star Wars movie, Luke lives with Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru, who talk about how Luke is like his father. When Luke discovers that Vader is his father in ESB, and then tells Leia, it is ...
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Exact formulation of Order 66 [duplicate]

"Under this directive, any and all Jedi leadership must be executed for treason against the Republic. Any soldier that does not comply with the order will also be executed for treason." ...
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Do we know what happened to Barriss Offee?

spoilers for TCW seasons 5-7 The last we see of Barriss Offee in the Clone Wars is her being arrested in the finale of season 5 for framing Ahsoka. After that, we never see her again, not when Ahsoka ...
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In “Solo,” how did Enfys Nest keep catching up to Beckett?

There were two times that Enfys Nest and the Cloud-Riders seemed to appear at just the right time and place to thwart Tobias Beckett. The first is when Beckett and crew were doing the job with the ...
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Why did Rex want to kill Ahsoka after receiving Order 66?

Order 66 was clear: Execute Jedi for their treason against the Republic. This is what clones were programmed to do, but when Rex received Order 66, Ahsoka was no longer a Jedi. So, why couldn't Rex ...
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How long after Ahsoka leaving Jedi order did Order 66 happen?

According to last few episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars (which showed Ahsoka's story arc), it seems that Order 66 happened only few days after Ahsoka left Jedi order. After leaving Jedi order, ...

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